January 1, 2016
No, I won't be able to spend New Year's Day enjoying a meal outdoors surrounded by blooming roses and fresh, green edibles. And I won't be able to pop the cork on a reasonably priced bottle of bubbles, purchased at my local grocery store. Nor will I be able to hike through a fragrant drippy forest down to the ocean, stopping along the way to ogle a completely insouciant bald eagle. But there will be trade-offs, as there always are. As wise Kate said, wherever you are, you are always missing someone or something. But we get to choose.